Thursday, March 01, 2012

Restaurant Bans Crying Kids

I read a story here, that a restaurant has now posted notices that if your child starts crying to take them outside. The new rules posted states:

“Dear all present and future patrons: GCP is proud of its reputation as a family restaurant, a title that we will work to keep. Unfortunately a number of our diners have posted unpleasant experiences because of crying and unsupervised children. To ensure that all diners have an enjoyable lunch or dinner with us we respectfully ask that parents tend to their crying tots outside.”

Now I have to say, I don't have a problem with this rule at all. If you are going to bring your kids to a public place you should have to make sure that they don't bother others who are there.

When my daughter was little I got so tired of seeing other people's kids acting up while I made sure mine behaved and their parents did nothing to stop the tantrums, throwing things, and screaming. The few times my daughter did act up....we left. There was no second chances and I think if your child knows that right from the get go, you will have less problems in the long run. If my daughter started acting up in the store, we left..I went back later while Ken watched her. If we went to a place she liked, let's say peter Piper Pizza and she started screaming because she saw other kids doing it and didn't stop after the first time I told her to..I took her by the hand and we left. There was no going outside for a talk and letting her go back in..What does that say to them? It says I can get away with being a brat a few times and laugh about it, but if you take them out of the situation each and everytime, they will know the next time that they have one chance and one chance only and are less likely to act out.

There are too many people out there wil kids who cannot control them, in my opinion.

I've had a few people come to my home with their kids and they just let them do whatever they want. And then get mad at me when I say something to their kids. I had a person come over with their 3 year old and mom went outside to smoke...the three year old screamed, kicked, banged on the door and threw a temper tantrum from hell and all the person holding her did was hold her. I could not understand why she didn't take the kid would have stopped the crying and tantrum throwing and then while at home teach the child they cannot act like that when they are out...or keep them home!

If you know you have a brat...don't subject said brat to other people...keep them home until you teach them how to act when outside because no one wants to be around that and it shows what a terrible parent you are.


  1. You, at least, are allowed to say that because you have had kids. My relatives and acquaintances tell me I just don't understand because I haven't had kids. I tell them that I expect them to have manners just as I was (and am) expected to have them. I am told that I am just a kid-hater! I tend to practice avoidance behavior when possible but really hate being trapped on an airplane with a kid kicking my seat and screaming in my ear!

  2. Anyone who has had to deal with a brat of a kid is entitled to say something about bratty kids in my opinion. Just because you don't have kids doesn't mean you don't see or are affected by some parent letting their kid run crazy and get away with being a brat.

  3. Here, here. Supervise your kids, and remove them from a pleasant dining environment when they are screaming and acting crazy. I can say this because I have a kid, and she never pulls that crap out in public.

  4. Good for you Amber. I wish more parents would take responsibility for their kids.

  5. I've been taking child care classes and something I learned and never thought of, when you stand over a kid and yell, they won't focus on you. They'll look around like its a game. Get down to their level and look them in the eye, and they'll know you mean business.


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